Olympics in London

So, who’s ready for the olympics to start?

I’ve been watching some of the trials and all I can say is WOW! There are some seriously talented people out there.

I was watching the track and field one mile SPRINT.  Yep, I said sprint, because holy cow, that’s what it was.

Running a mile in four minutes. That just blows my mind.

You know what, though?  It also encouraged me. Seeing those finely tuned athletes doing what they love with such a passion…it inspires me with my writing, too. It reminds me to keep going. Keep focused. Keep doing what I love.

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Where do you find your inspiration to keep on doing what you’re doing?

 

Indie-Pendence Spotlight Authors

Day four of the Indie-Pendence celebration, and I thought I’d spotlight a few of my favorite Indie/Small Press authors.
**but first**
Have you entered the giveaway yet? Last day to enter is tomorrow.

 a Rafflecopter giveaway

Now, back to some of my favorite Indie books: First up is Angeline Kace’s Descended by Blood.  I just loved this book. Great take on Vampire. Angeline’s voice as fun and exciting Next up is Kendall, Grey’ Inhale. It’s the first in her Just Breathe Trilogy.  It’s intense, exciting, and even better, Kendall’s donating all her proceeds to charity. Final one is Tara Fuller’s Perigee Moon. This book rocked! Loved the characters, the writing and the voice.

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Now, there are tons more I could mention, but that post would be entirely too long. LOL.

 

Who are some of your favorite indie/self-pub authors out there? Do tell!

Origins Blogfest…

Thanks DL Hammons at Cruising Altitude for this fun blogfest.  I love hearing about how people got started writing. 

When my first novel released last September, I went on a blog tour and often got asked how I started writing. 

Most people gave a giggle or gasped when I said I’d never dreamed I’d be walking this writing journey.

As in….never. 

I didn’t grow up writing little stories or poems. I wasn’t on the school newspaper or year book.  

The only artistic thing I did was a little drawing and pottery, but that’s about it.

So, in 2007 when a story popped into my head after reading Frank Peretti’s This Present Darkness, I started writing. Within a few months I had an 87,000-word novel I had no idea what to do with. 

My BFF told me, “Take the next step.” 

I was like, “I don’t even know what the next step is.” 

I started asking around and found an author who was willing to point me in the right direction:  A critique group. 

The rest is history.  I’m so blessed to be on this writing journey, and I’m glad to have you along. 

 

Done…

Wasteland 3 is done and out to Super Editor!

***Happy Dance***

I have soooo enjoyed writing the Wasteland books. I still can’t believe they’re all contracted, one is OUT already, and the second will release in May. 

Heck, I’m still reeling from the THIRD PLACE FINISH at the Paranormal Romance Guild Reviewer’s Choice Awards!!!  CLICK HERE to see all the winners.

I can’t even begin to express my thanks to you all for your support of my debut novel…heck, my writing in general. We’ve seen some ups and downs on the journey, haven’t we?

And now, I’m planning my 2,500 LIKES giveaway…fine tuning the deets and it should go live on February 7th (along with another fun little announcement…but mum’s the word until Feb 7th so stay tuned)

There’s still time to get on the list for an AWAITED ARC in case you want to read it for early review. CLICK HERE to sign up. That’ll be up for only a few more days, then you’ll start hearing from my publicist  Smile

So, since I finished Wasteland 3 and sent it off to CMP, I was messing around on the net. Found a couple really funny pics, so I had to share:

Yep, the license plate says vampyre...LOL

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Have a SUPER DAY, everyone!